Our older brofur, Junior, is sick. Some of you already know this if you are on FB. Friday night when Meowm got home she noticed vomit in a few places, so she checked us out and Junior was the one who was not acting normal. So she started watching him close. He got up, vomited and went to use hte litterbox. Well what Meowm saw in the litterbox when he was done was not comforting, it bloody and had lots of mucus. So Meowm watched him even closer. A few hours later, the same thing happened, only more in the litterbox this time. So Meowm got VERY concerned and started calling ER vets, but had money issues with them. So she posted a not on the CWB on FB and RumbleMom responded and then IM'd with Meowm. RumbleMom offered to help Meowm with moneys so she scooped Junior up and off they went.
At the vet they did the initial exam and then let Meowm know what they thought they could do. They suggested bloodwork, a fecal exam, a shot for nausea and a shot for diarrhea, plus IV fluids. Well, the cost was more than Meowm and RumbleMom combined could do, so Meowm opted for the shots and fluids, since they didn't think he was in immediate danger. They also ended up sending Meowm home with some antibiotics.
So the next morning, Junior was still acting the same with the exception of no vomiting. He was still very lethargic and when Meowm checked the litterbox there was the ugliness again. Meowm called
our regular vet and made an appointment. She took baby Jan with them and got her tested for FIV/FELV and she is negative.
Junior got bloodwork done and his temperature taken again and it was still at the level it had been at the ER vet. Bloodwork showed weirdness for TBIL and another one that Meowm doesn't recall, but no high white blood cell count. The vet said it could be liver related or pancreas related and they wanted to keep him to get him started on IV fluids and IV antibiotics and they scheduled an ultrasound for this morning.
So we have been waiting, and purring on Meowm because her has cried many tears. I, Sammy, don't miss him as much because, well, he doesn't like me very much. But Orion seems to be missing him a bit. He has been sleeping in the bed that Junior was using and Meowm just thinks he is a bit sad without him. Course the baby is clueless.
We will let you know what we find out, when we find out.
~~Sammy and Orion
UPDATE: The vet just called. Junior was doing worse last night so the vet went back in. She took re ran the bloodwork and it is still ver simialr to what it was. She did x-rays and found some thickening of his intestines and some lumps that may be swollen lymph nodes. The ultrasound will not be done till after 3 today. And his temeperature is back up, higher than it was before.